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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Paul's family
access_time 3 days ago
Paul received a $534 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have bought a dairy cow. I used to buy milk from my neighbors and it was costly for me because it was on a daily basis. I do casual jobs in the village and the amount of money I could get is only enough for the basic needs. Nowadays I have enough milk for my family and also I sell the surplus to pay school fees and other households needs for the family. The amount of money I get from the casual jobs I saved it for future needs for the family and to gather for any emergencies."
Ann's family
access_time 3 days ago
Ann received a $469 initial payment.
"I felt very happy because I got money which was going to solve some of the problems I had like paying schools for my children."
Beatrice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Beatrice received a $534 initial payment.
"The biggest difference in my daily life is that I cleared paying the school fees for my two children in secondary school. We do casual jobs in the village and the amount of money we get cannot gather for the basic needs and school fees at the same time. This was affecting our children in terms of the performance because most of the time they could be at home due to lack of money to pay their school fees. Nowadays their performance has improved because they spent most of their time in school. I have also gotten peace of mind because I concentrate on my daily activities at home without getting worried about my children education needs."
James's family
access_time 3 days ago
James received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have managed to build a new house in my own compound. I feel it is time that I should have my own home due to my age. My children would require a place to build and they can only build when I have my own home."
Josephine's family
access_time 3 days ago
Josephine received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"My new plan in the next six months is to start a foodstuff business. I want to have a stable source of income to sustain my family needs. Since I cannot be able to get employment now, I have resulted to having a business. I know through the business, I will have enough to provide for my family well and in time."
Goretty's family
access_time 3 days ago
Goretty received a $22 nineteenth payment.
"I expect my life to change in the next six months in that I will have finally achieved my goal of plastering the house. I plan to use part of my monthly transfers to buy building materials such as cement and sand to use in plastering my house. This has been my goal for the last two years and I was not able to achieve it on my own. With GD transfers, I know I will achieve."
Philip's family
access_time 3 days ago
Philip received a $22 fourteenth payment.
"I expect to have built a new house that would be the envy of the entire village. I want to use part of my transfers to buy building materials such as iron sheets and timber to put up a new home."
Alice's family
access_time 3 days ago
Alice received a $22 eighteenth payment.
"I plan to venture into livestock farming to help in securing our future financially. I expect to save some more and buy livestock for rearing. I wish to also buy more stock to boost my business which will help in the generation of more stock and also improve our lifestyle."
Janetg's family
access_time 3 days ago
Janetg received a $22 nineteenth payment.
"Six months time is coming when I will have bought the necessary furniture for my newly built house. My house will be looking good and I won't feel ashamed to invite visitors."
Patrick's family
access_time 3 days ago
Patrick received a $469 initial payment.
"The moment I got money, I felt very because I got money which I had never earned in my entire life."